Jones unveiled his staff Tuesday and included are four assistants he worked with last season with the Argos and another two who were associated with the franchise's '12 Grey Cup-winning squad. Jones took over as Edmonton's coach after serving as Toronto's defensive co-ordinator, assistant head coach and assistant GM in 2012-'13.
Steve McAddo, Toronto's former offensive line coach, will serve as Edmonton's offensive co-ordinator. Jason Shivers, a defensive assistant last year with the Argos, is the Eskimos defensive backs coach while Ed Philion is the defensive line coach — a position he held in '13 with the Double Blue.
Craig Davoren, a defensive assistant and quality control assistant the last two seasons with Toronto, is now an offensive assistant with the Eskimos.
Also joining Jones' staff are Craig Dickenson (special-teams co-ordinator), Jarious Jackson (quarterbacks coach, passing game co-ordinator, player development) and Kez McCorvey (receivers coach). Jackson was a backup quarterback with Toronto's 2012 Grey Cup squad while McCorvey was a receivers coach with that team as well.
Dickenson spent last season as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' special-teams co-ordinator. He held the same post the two previous years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.